Previously, I used battery operated flashlights and often found the batteries were dead when I needed them the most. Such as, when I had a flat tire on the expressway at night I found it very annoying not to have a working flashlight. In fact, it was quite dangerous.
Recently I traveled to London and took a small hand cranked flashlight along to charge my cell phone. I also kept the flashlight on the nightstand in the hotel for an emergency. The lights did go out one night and I was very happy that I brought along my own light source.
I have been giving them as gifts to friends and family. I know that they will come in handy during any emergency.
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